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Fort Worth: On the Map

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Every “local” talk radio show you listen to, every “local” newscast you suffer through, every scrap of national media that pops up on your smartphone or computer –– their creators mostly all see Fort Worth and Dalla...


The Hanna Barbarians have got a van. And a plan. Look out.

Barbs’ Pop-Off Tour

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So The Hanna Barbarians got a van: a 2010 15-passenger Chevy. The reason? Oh, just a short but undoubtedly intense tour through Austin, Waco, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Nashville, and Memphis. I know what you’re thinking. This...



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P.A.T.: Urban Noir

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For reasons that are either all too obvious or completely indiscernible, hip-hop is geared less toward performance and more toward recording. I mean, a guy standing onstage with a microphone and a laptop? There’s not much the...


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Music Awards Is Here

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So the ballot for our 16th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards is out . Lotsa bands on there, right? Too many? Nah. In compiling the ballot with my nominating committee –– local club owners, booking agents, Hall of Famers...



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New Lola’s Co-Owners

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Lola’s Saloon may not be the biggest house on the block, but it’s definitely the coolest, offering a mix of marquee local bands and touring acts on the way up. Plus, the West 7th joint is just a comfy spot for hanging out: ...


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Sessions with Copeland’s Haters

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About a year after his last studio album, a self-titled trip through non-twangy but C&W-influenced Americana (“Copeland’s Time,” Nov. 2, 2011), Fort Worth singer-songwriter Scott Copeland had had enough. “The group ...



The Fogg is one of the coolest-sounding new bands in North Texas.

New Wave

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Last weekend was all about the veterans. With Untapped Festival and a bunch of 4/20 shows, a lot of bands we all know and love got to enjoy the spotlight. This weekend is about the newbies. Just when you think you know all ther...


The Unlikely Candidates have been around. (Lisa Cawthron photo from their Facebook page.)

An Unlikely Hit

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Last week, The Unlikely Candidates did something pretty unlikely: They got signed by a major label (“Atlantic Records Signs The Unlikely Candidates,” Blotch, April 12). If someone had told you two weeks ago that a Fort Wort...



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FOTG: Indie Disco

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I got to hear some of Paperweights, the forthcoming fifth album by Fort Worth/Dallas indie-rockers Calhoun. Dude. Wow. It’s like Nine Inch Nails meets Yoshimi-era Flaming Lips. Or maybe Burning Hotels with Funkadelic’s rhyt...


Calhoun will release its fifth studio album, Paperweights, in late May.

Calhoun Coming

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Calhoun is back. The dream-pop quartet fronted by co-songwriter Tim Locke expects to release its fifth studio album in May or early June. Recorded with producer Will Hunt (Burning Hotels, The Hanna Barbarians, Holy Moly) at his...